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U of M Twin Cities named 'Best Value College' by The Princeton Review

February 5, 2013

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC) has been named a ‘Best Value College’ for 2013 by The Princeton Review.

The University’s commitment to academic excellence, financial aid availability and the overall value of an education at the U of M’s Twin Cities campus has again merited inclusion on this year’s Best Values list.

2013 marks the third consecutive year that UMTC has been selected as a ‘Best Value College’ - a testament to the University’s commitment to provide students with a world-class education at a great value.

The U is one of the 75 public and 75 private colleges The Princeton Review designates as "Best Values" based on assessments that examined more than 30 data points covering academics, cost and financial aid. The 150 schools were chosen from 650 colleges and universities at which The Princeton Review conducted institutional and student surveys for this project in 2011-12.

The Princeton Review's "Best Value Colleges" list appears in two free online resources and a companion book released today.

The Princeton Review posted its list and profiles of the schools at and USA TODAY posted an exclusive "Best Value Colleges" interactive database at a dedicated area on There, users can access detailed information about each college and sort the list several ways including by state, tuition, enrollment, and average freshman grant.

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